Workshops Boost Financial Knowledge, Confidence

Posted on 06/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events By Sue Price Johnson Eunice Walker was intimidated by financial issues before she took four AARP Financial Freedom workshops at Mount Carmel Baptist Church in Charlotte, where her son-in-law is the pastor. That’s not the case now. “At 81 years of age, I decided I’m going to work through this. What have I got to lose?” she said. “Perhaps I can help my grandchildren and some younger people understand that this is no big mystery; it’s just practical understanding of …

Listen Up: AARP Radio Show

Posted on 05/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events North Carolinians interested in living healthy, financially secure lives can tune in to On the Air, the weekly AARP radio show. Host Debra Tyler-Horton interviews newsmakers and experts on topics of interest to Americans age 50-plus. Tune in Saturdays at 10 a.m. to WIDU, 1600 AM, Fayetteville; WAGR, 1300 AM, Lumberton; and WEWO, 1460 AM, Laurinburg. Catch the show the first Saturday of each month at 7:30 a.m. on The Light, 103.1 FM, Raleigh. Listen Sundays at 9:30 a.m. on …

Workshops, Resources for New Entrepreneurs

Posted on 04/1/2014 by | AARP Blog Author | Comments

Events By Michelle Crouch Scott Buell, 61, worked in the pharmaceutical industry for three decades before he was laid off in 2009. But instead of retiring or looking for another job, Buell decided to take a bold step. He went into business for himself. “I decided I wanted to take control of my destiny,” said Buell, of Raleigh, who started a company with his son. “I had always thought about starting a business and this seemed like a good time,” he …

Decide. Create. Share.

Posted on 03/3/2014 by | AARP North Carolina | Comments

Events Do you have questions about the challenges of long term care planning?  Are you interested in learning more about the legal questions about end of life planning, or learning how you can help keep healthy to ensure a better future? Decide. Create. Share.℠ is an AARP initiative dedicated to increasing awareness about the depth and breadth of long-term care and the benefits of planning. It encompasses three primary steps:  • DECIDE where you see yourself in the future.  • CREATE …

The Mint Museum Offers Discounts for AARP Members

Posted on 03/3/2014 by | AARP North Carolina | Comments

Events AARP and The Mint Museum! All AARP members receive special discounts and offers during the Mint’s new blockbuster exhibition, “Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment,” on view March 29 through July 20 at Mint Museum Uptown in Charlotte. This show, making its first stop on a national tour, features the work of 11 award-winning female National Geographic photographers from places around the globe! AARP Day: April 5, 2014 Kick off the special discounts by attending on a day …

Coffee and Conversation Returns to Charlotte!

Posted on 02/6/2014 by | AARP North Carolina | Comments

Events After a successful roll out of AARP Charlotte’s new Coffee and Conversation series in 2013, we are happy to share with you our February/March schedule. This year we have added some new topics that are especially important to those of you looking to  make the best decisions of health for you and your family. This month’s topics include:   “The Affordable Care Act and Medicare: How the ACA affects older North Carolinians” (90 minutes) This session focuses on how the …